Pueblo Zoo hopeful for Pallas pregnancy

Rare cat has a suitor at the Pueblo Zoo

PUEBLO, Colo. - Zookeepers at the Pueblo Zoo are crossing their fingers for a rare cat birth.

Anya, a Pallas cat who's lived at the Pueblo Zoo for about five years has never had a litter but she's being courted pretty heavily by fellow Pallas, Mushdog.

Zookeepers say he lays on the charm nightly but Anya rarely accepts it.

“I mean, I wouldn't say necessarily that I see a love connection. I think he loves her and she tolerates him,” laughed Katie Glatfelter, Section Keeper at the Pueblo Zoo. 

Pallas cats do have trouble breeding in captivity but there is a backup plan. Staff may try artificial insemination in the spring. 

No other pregnancies are known at the zoo but keepers are also hopeful for a red panda cub.

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